Advent Calendar 2019
Advent is a time of preparation for the coming of the Lord. Key themes of the Advent season are watchful waiting, preparation, and justice. From the first Sunday of Advent (December 1st) we will have a reflection, or a prayer, or an action for each day in preparation for Christmas. Take a few minutes each day during this Season of Advent to follow our Advent Calendar and join in our preparation for Christmas.
Lord God, bless this wreath and bless us as well. May this wreath remind us of the hope and joy that Jesus brings into the world. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Is. 62:11-12; Ti. 3:4-7; Lk. 2:15-20 (Dawn Mass)
O God, whose mighty Son was born in Bethlehem those days long ago, lead us to that same place, where Mary laid her child. And as we look on in wonder and praise, make us welcome him in all new life, see him in the poor, and care for his handiwork the earth, the sky and the sea. O God, bless us again in your great love. May we also remember our brothers and sisters less fortunate than ourselves in this season of giving. Close the door of hate and open the door of love all over the world. Let kindness be our gift and good desires with every greeting. We pray for this through Christ our Lord. Amen.
Father, bless on this holy day the Church all over the world. Bless our missionaries and their parishioners, our supporters, benefactors, families and friends. May Jesus light afresh in our hearts, the lamps of hope and peace. With Mary and Joseph we rejoice in the birth of Jesus. May we welcome Christ as they did. Amen.
We wish you a blessed and peaceful Christmas.